Ephesians 1:4-5 NIV

4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

References for Ephesians 1:4

5 hea predestined us for adoption to sonshipb through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

References for Ephesians 1:5

    • b 1:5 - Or "sight in love. " 5"He"
    • c 1:5 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.